Category Archives: Food and Drinks

Bassanova Ramen: TOM YUM + RAMEN = OISHII

Ramen Hunting: I found a cool ramen shop, Bassanova, beside Shindaita station near my lab. It serves a number of fusion dishes including this very interesting tom yum ramen–oh yes, as in the sour and spicy Thai soup dish. The ramen’s tom yum soup was adjusted quite nicely to suit the thin noodles that they used. A pair of fried pork dumplings topped the steaming bowl. Even though it was very spicy, I kept going on with the soup to savor the medley of interesting tastes–the heat of the chillis, the zest of lemon grass and tamarind, the umami of pork broth, etc., etc. Four glasses of cold water later, there was an empty bowl in front of sweaty me. I will come back soon for their green-curry ramen. 


Komaba neighbors ikimashou! 
Bassanova Tomyum Ramen

 

Store Info:
Address: 東京都世田谷区羽根木1-4-18 (Setagaya-ku, Hanegi 1-4-18)
Phone: 03-3327-4649
Store Hours: Open 6:00pm-1:30am. Closed Sundays.
Google Maps: Bassanova

 

Restaurante Sobrino de Botin in Madrid, Guinness Book of Records’ Oldest Restaurant

Restaurante Sobrino de BotinCuisine

Castilian cuisine

Tried
Lettuce and Tomato Salad ……………….  6,95 €
Grilled Filet Mignon Botin ……………….. 26,45 €
Roast Baby Lamb ……………………….. 24,40 €
Chocolate cake ……………………………  6,45 €
Palacio de Menade Sauvignon Blanc …. 20,00 €

Experience

Restaurante Sobrino de Botín is strategically located near the Plaza Mayor, which is the central plaza in the city of Madrid. The restaurant is established in 1725 by a French man, Jean Botín and his spouse and was originally named as Casa Botín. Unluckily, the Botín’s were not bestowed any descendants and the establishment was taken over by a nephew of theirs, Candido Remis, thus explaning the change in name to “Sobrino de Botín” meaning, Botín’s nephew.

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Restaurante José Maria, an excellent meson in Segovia

Meson de Jose Maria 01Cuisine

Castilian-Leonese cuisine (Spanish cuisine)

Tried
Esparragos Trigueros …………………… 14,09 €
Cochinillo Asado …………………………. 22,73 €
Ensalada del Tiempo …………………….   5,45 €
Tinto “Autor” Jose Maria ………………… 16,63 €
Cafes e Infusiones ……………………….   1,81 €

Experience

Meson de Jose Maria 02Restaurante José Maria is located near the Plaza Mayor of Segovia, a city which was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and is situated 50 miles from Madrid. The restaurant is owned by Jose Maria Ruiz Benito, one of the pioneer in Segovian cuisine that ensures a balance between tradition and innovations to the taste today’s dishes.

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Restaurant Abat Cisneros, good food at a reasonable price in Montserrat

Restaurant Abat CisnerosCuisine:

Traditional Catalan cuisine (Spanish cuisine)

Tried:
Triangles de Formatge (Goat cheese with garlic and balsamic)
Coca Oli (Bread with tomato and olive oil)
Calamari Grillés (Grilled Squid)
Paella Marisco (Seafood Paella)
Filet de veau sauce à la truffe (Beef fillet with truffle cream)
Espaule d’agneau cuit (shoulder of lamb cooked)
Raimat Chardonnay

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Parmigiano Pizzeria Ristorante in Resorts World Manila

Cuisine:

Italian Kitchen

Tried:
Caprese
Gambero Aglio e Olio d’ Oliva
Quattro Formaggi
Carbonara

Experience:
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first integrated tourist hub in the Philippines which is strategically located in Newport City, just across Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and adjacent to the Villamor Golf Course. Resorts World Manila is branded as Asia’s newest playground and home to 3 hotels, gaming facilities, entertainment spots, a luxury mall and of course different restaurants. It provides a variety of food choices, giving you the best of both local and international cuisines. You can choose from authentic Cantonese, to Japanese-Korean fusion, to mouth-watering steak, or your favorite Filipino dishes. With these many options to choose from, we just can’t decide where to eat. After a several minutes of contemplating, my sister decided that she wanted to eat pasta and thus we ended in Parmigiano Pizzeria Ristorante.

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